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Chief Executive Officer – Central Hawke's Bay District Council


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EquiP has been appointed by the Central Hawke's Bay District Council to undertake the recruitment of their Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The CEO will:

  • Play a leading role in shaping the future of the Central Hawke’s Bay District
  • Be the ‘District’s Champion’ embedding a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Rewarding and challenging career opportunity, enjoying a highly desirable lifestyle

The Central Hawke’s Bay District, located on the East Coast of the North Island, is the gateway to the well-renowned Hawke’s Bay region and includes some of New Zealand’s most picturesque landscapes and beaches.  With a rich history, the area continues to embrace its roots which has helped shaped the Central Hawke’s Bay of today

As CEO, you will work closely with the Mayor, Councillors and your executive team to develop and implement initiatives that support the Council’s strategic intent and the community’s aspirations, taking the lead to deliver exceptional services to those who live, work and play in the district.

You will perform a pivotal role in shaping Central Hawke’s Bay’s future, acting as a champion for the district by ensuring that your organisation is fully engaged in working with your community, as well as building and maintaining strong working partnerships with all stakeholders.

You will proactively lead and manage the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council  developing a culture of service, accountability, continuous improvement  in a supportive team environment to ensure the provision of the highest quality, and most effective service delivery to the community.

You are a community-minded, collaborative and empowering professional who is confident in leading from the front, is experienced in developing high performing teams, and is comfortable developing strategy as well as rolling up your sleeves to get the job done. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for you to build upon your already impressive credentials.  Help the Council maximise Central Hawke’s Bay’s potential and play an important role in developing our district’s future.  Settle into a truly beautiful area of New Zealand, boasting pristine surroundings, remarkable climate, relaxed community character and so much more.  

To apply, please email your comprehensive CV, a covering letter highlighting your motivation for applying and your response to the key result areas to - applications@lgnz.co.nz

For a confidential discussion, please contact Scott Necklen 029 924 1210. 

Applications close 5pm on Monday 27th February 2017.

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Statement of Privacy:

Any personal information provided as part of your application may be shared with relevant agent/s and staff, as well as any elected member and employee of the Central Hawke's Bay District Council involved in the recruitment process.  This information is only provided for the sole purpose of undertaking this recruitment assignment.

We do not provide or sell your personal information to other organisations.

On completion of this assignment we may retain personal information for future consideration of similar roles. We will seek your permission prior to submitting any personal information to other potential employers.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration. We also take measures to delete your personal information when it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected.

Date updated: 12 February 2017